Summing up the month

February 2, 2012 4:07pm Published by Jules Smith in The Art Philosopher 16 Comments

Well I’m just into February where I shall allegedly be infused with love, intuition and creation as foretold in my cards but let’s see if January lived up to it’s predictions:
The Knight of Wands – Energy, life and crazy stunts! Full of gusto! Don’t be reckless but be sure of what you do and commit yourself with enthusiasm and passion.  Ok, well here’s what I did in January:
        I made a plan.  I sat and did a schedule of how I was going to get through my day/life giving time to work, exercise and even play.  Let me tell you I did this with gusto!  I was very pleased with it and managed to put everything in an order that made all my tasks look easy to accomplish instead of “ARRRR I’ve got too much to do and I’ll NEVER be able to fit all that in!”

I was so inspired by it that I even managed to stick to it for a whole 3 days. Unfortunately other things came along and got in the way (I hadn’t planned for that curve ball) and so I veered off the disciplined path and back to chaos management.  BUT – I have every intention of sticking to it in February.  Besides, flexibility is necessary.
I encountered a few new projects with enthusiasm and passion as suggested.  Well, I always do that.  If I have no passion for it then I wouldn’t do it ergo the Knight of wands is my kind of character so I stuck to that particular energy pattern with ease.
I got creative and tried to paint like David Hockney although I’m a long way off and have issues with painting water.  I have now moved to abstract painting as even if it goes wrong it’s still abstract.
I went to London to see the Queen.  Sadly she wasn’t in so I tried to outstare her guard but failed.  Thought I’d start this year by revisiting my own capital instead of hot footing it over to the States even though there’s not much price difference.  I crammed in a number of sights over my 2 day visit and could barely walk near the end:


                                                                     I saw Big Ben


                                                                     And little Ben
Bumped into Jack Sparrow (Johnny Depp) on the Embankment – Nearly died of heart failure even though I knew it wasn’t really him.

Went to Camden Market.  My favourite place as it leaks style: Quirky, retro, funky, alternative and arty.  I love it.

                                                            Bought this cool T- shirt.




                        Went to Harrods and looked at all the beautiful things I couldn’t afford.
                       Particularly liked this Harrods window display.  Wonder if I could do that….

                                                   Had tea at Harrods.  I am now posh.
                                                        Looked at the London eye…..


…..from a manner of peculiar angles





          I was in awe of this horses head at Marble Arch .  Maybe I should try my hand at sculptures.



Things that fascinate me about London: Why so many people cram and ram themselves into a tube to the point of crushing when there’s another one in 2 minutes.  If there was a crash would we all die standing up?

The escalators – Stand on the right only so that mad crazy people can run up or down the left hand side. I sense the need for time management and patience.

Well that’s a brief synopsis of the month and aside from an average amount of procrastination I believe I have given passion and enthusiasm to everything I have done in a non reckless way.  So far the cards are reading relatively accurately albeit a little ambiguous and easy to apply anything to. Let’s see what February brings….  

 Yours, The High Priestess.

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Painting is for people who can’t work a camera! You, dear can definitely work a camera!

Thanks Clark! Though these were just snaps from my iPhone. It’s a great place to spend some time to photograph properly.

Alzheimer one- lol. Awesome photos.

MAMTC – I know that t shirt made me laugh! Had to have it! And thanks 🙂

Is that all, am sure you managed more than that but are just NOt TELLING!

I can’t tell you EVERYTHING Lynne. I have to have an air of mystery!

Pussycat, Pussycat, where have you been?
I’ve been to London, but was snubbed by the Queen.
Next time I’ll ignore her and find fun things to do
With the friendly gorillas in Regents Park Zoo.

Oh how I wish I’d gone to the zoo
To play with gorillas and monkeys too
Instead I dealt with the usual palaver
And drooling over things at Prada!

That Alzheimer’s t-shirt is cool. Looked like you had an awesome time. I can’t wait for February to end. I can’t quite buy into the whole express your love once a year thing…

I agree, love should be all year round! But since I have an abundance of it coming I’m prepared to embrace it. Not gonna hold my breath though! 🙂

I have happy memories of Camden Town. Is The Worlds End pub still there?

Yes it’s still there Tony! A great pub.

Those pictures remind me of my trip to London – wish I’d known you then – would have loved to have gone to Camden Market with you.

Love your positive outlook re: abstract art – go for it! It’s a win-win creative art form… (From my perspective.)

If you ever visit again Beth I will gladly take you round Camden!
Yes definitely a win/ win on the abstract!

Love this post and all the photos. That guy does look just like Jack. I’m determined to see London one day. I’m definitely going to Camden Market while I’m there.

Yes you must Belle, you’ll love it and you’ll get to have a hug with Jack Sparrow!

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